Sunday, April 25, 2010

Climate april II 2010

--text posts are at the blistered orb--


Arctic boreal forests are browning 5.1.
Mississippi hit by 'enormous' tornado 4.25.
US monthly tornado frequency at decadal low 4.23.
Iceland volcano causes fall in CO2 emissions by halting flights 4.19.
Spain and Japan see birds stop migrating due to climate change 4.18.


Health: climate change intensifies allergies 4.16. and 4.14.
Oceans: a second garbage patch has formed, now in Atlantic 4.15.
... Atlantic garbage patch photos

Global warming monitoring needs to find missing oceanic heat 4.21.

(comparing old and new pics shows tundra growing bushes)
M. Sturm arctic plants feel the heat
Scientific American May 2010

(prepare for a drier world with infrequent torrential downpours)
G Stephens predictability of climate-related precipitation changes
Env Res Letters 5 (2010): 025209 (7pp)

(how a quiet sun can kink the jet stream)
M Lockwood are cold winters in Europe due to low solar activity?
Env Res Letters 5 (2010): 024001 (7pp)

(monsoons and megadroughts)
E Wahl toward understanding and predicting monsoon patterns
Science 328 (2010): 437-438

(it's time to study the trailing edges of shrinking forests)
C Matyas forecasts needed for retreating forests
Nature 464 (2010) 10.1038/4641271a

(why the poles heat up quickest: blame melting ice)
J Screen role of sea ice in recent Arctic temperature amplification
Nature 464 (2010): 1334-1337


US approves nation's first offshore wind farm 4.28.US key republican senator withdraws support for climate bill 4.25.
US climate rally on Washington mall 4.25.
US Greenpeace: climate bill hijacked by industry lobbyists 4.23.
... M Friedman on climate bill 4.25.Bolivia Evo Morales opens climate conference: "planet or death" 4.21.
US coal business is booming (Peabody Energy quarterly report) 4.21.
UK climate skeptic wins landmark data victory 4.20.
Canada waits for US to move on cap-n-trade plan 4.16.


NatureNews: hydrogen vehicles: fuel of the future? 4.28.
US Cape Cod tries to catch up with EU offshore wind projects 4.26.
Germany: hydrogen still in the eco-car race 4.18.
California: solar boom fueled by creative financing 4.16.
Denmark: hotel guest biking electric utilization 4.16.
US solar industry expanding, adds jobs 4.15.
Sweden: body heat electric utilization 4.15.


D Jackson wheel dividends: how Europe breaks car dependence 4.27.
J Watts all the tees in China: golf boom threatens rain forest 4.24.
A Goodman Cochabamba, the water wars, and climate change 4.20.
J Sabella Chicago violence and warm weather: the connection 4.20.
T Donovan seven things to do for Earth Day that actually matter 4.19.
D Esty climate change plan B 4.13.

UK interactive carbon calculator
350org at the Bolivia Climate summit (running blog)


B McKibben Eaarth and S Brand Ecopragmatist Manifesto

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